Blog Heap o'Transport Links 30 June 2012

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Blog-Heap links regarding transportation and related infrastructure,
also energy, because it takes energy to transport,
and virtuality, because telepresence saves on transpresence.

Digital Future is Now

Adult film studio wants to get mitts on super-specs
Eddie Wrenn at Daily Mail Sat 2012 Jun 30, 12:00pm
'Google Glasses will be great for point-of-view porn' [Well, duh. How did you think they'd be used?] …quite what Google will think of the idea is another doesn't matter… [FIFY]
h/t: Drudge

Infrastructure Failure

Amazon cloud outage takes down Netflix, Instagram, Pinterest, & more
Sean Ludwig at Venture Beat Sat 2012 Jun 30, 2:01pm
An outage of Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud in North Virginia has taken down Netflix, Pinterest, Instagram, and other services. According to numerous Twitter updates and our own checks, all three services are unavailable as of Friday evening at 9:10 p.m. PT. Amazon’s service health dashboard indicates that there are power issues in its North Virginia data center, most likely caused by severe storms in the region. The outage underscores the vulnerabilities of depending on the public cloud versus using your own data centers. Independent checks by VentureBeat of Netflix, Instagram, Pinterest, and Heroku show each site not operating.